'check' boots live system on amd64/desktop

Bug #82856 reported by Martin Pitt on 2007-02-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
casper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: cdrom-checker

amd64/desktop 20070201.1 (herd-3 canditate CD); 'check' boots into the live sytem instead of checking the CD. The same mode works fine on the corresponding powerpc CD.

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UBfusion (ubfusion) wrote :

Confirming it for Herd3 amd64 live, which is identical to 20070201.2 (in vmware)

There is a bug about a herd3 candidates' alternate cd checking that leads to crash, maybe these two are related.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Tollef, one thing that's worth noting is that if casper-md5check goes wrong somewhere, then casper will just merrily keep on booting rather than panicking or similar. This suggests that (a) one of the exit()s in casper-md5check is happening, (b) the integrity-check wrapper script needs to be fixed.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This was basically bug 131209, fixed in casper 1.104; it happened if the usplash theme didn't support the current resolution. I'll also fix the integrity-check script as I suggested above before closing this bug, though.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

casper (1.106) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Support preseed/early_command; code supplied here will be run using 'sh
    -c' from casper-bottom, and can chroot to /root if needed (LP: #144845).
  * Make sure we don't accidentally continue to boot if casper-md5check
    fails (LP: #82856).
  * Clear out debconf database backup files after preseeding to save memory
    (LP: #43706).
  * Mount everything as noatime to avoid unnecessary metadata writes.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:27:52 +0100

Changed in casper:
status: New → Fix Released
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